News for Family Child Care Providers

Provider News | October 1, 2009 - 2:59am

The UFT has a new president, Michael Mulgrew, who has been the union’s chief operating officer since 2008 and its vice president for career and technical education since 2005.

Chapter news | October 1, 2009 - 1:37am

After nearly two years of negotiations, the 28,000 family child care providers represented by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) have reached an agreement in principle with the state of New York for a first-ever union contract.

News stories | August 13, 2009 - 11:26am

The UFT has reached a landmark two-year contract agreement that locks in a pay rate and begins a phase-in of health insurance benefits to provide coverage for all of the city’s 28,000 family child care providers within four years.

Provider News | June 24, 2009 - 4:26am

Informal providers are becoming increasingly active in the UFT Providers Chapter. More than 900 such providers were welcomed by Chapter Chair Tammie Miller at informational meetings in August and September to discuss their needs — including training and licensing, greater respect, and higher wages — and the ways in which they can become more active in the chapter to see those needs met.

Provider News | May 21, 2009 - 2:57am

Eighteen months after voting overwhelmingly to join the UFT in October 2007, child care providers have completed successful market rate discussions with the city Administration for Children’s Services.

Press releases | May 14, 2009 - 10:44am

The city Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) announced on May 13 that after more than a year and a half of refusing to comply with federal regulations and state mandates, the city has agreed to pay the current market rate to New York City’s 28,000 home day care providers represented by the UFT. "The higher rate and retroactive payments will go a long way to help them continue providing care for more than 85,000 children from low-income families," said UFT President Randi Weingarten.

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